For a continually updated calendar of events, visit the American Society on Aging website at www.asaging.org/calendar/home.cfm. Following are selected dates:

Oct. 1-17. "Leaders with Nerves of Steel," 19th Annual State Health Policy Conference, Omni William Penn Hotel. Pittsburgh, Pa. Sponsor: National Academy for State Health Policy. Contact: (207) 874-6524; e-mail: info@nashp.org; website: www.nashp.org.

Oct. 16-20. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society soth Annual Meeting, San Francisco Hilton hotel. Contact: (310) 394-1811; e-mail: info@ hfes.org; website: www.hfes.org.

Oct. 21-22. First National Concepts in Care Conference, Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas. Contact: Alzheimer's Foundation of America, (866) 232-8484 (toll free); website: www.alzfdn.org/ texas06.shtml.

Oct. 22-25. "Care Matters," National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform 31st National Conference and Annual Meeting, Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, Va. Contact: (202) 332-2275; website: http://nursinghomeaction.org.

Oct. 25-27. "Both Sides Now! Win-Win Strategies for Active and Frail Older Adults," 2006 Grantmakers In Aging Annual Conference, The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee. Contact: (937) 435-3156; website: www.giaging.org.

Nov. 2-3. "Take Comfort in Knowledge," 2006 National Caregivers Conference, Sheraton at Woodbridge Place, Iselin, N.J. Contact: Family Support Center of New Jersey, (800) 372-6510; e-mail: jacqui.moskowitz@fscnj.org; website: www.kin tera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=172367.

Nov. 3-4. "Arts and Aging: Creativity Matters," National Center for Creative Aging Summit Conference, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, N.J. Contact: (973) 353-8009.

Nov. 3-5. Fifth Annual Dementia Congress, Hilton at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Sponsors: Academy for Healthcare Education, Alzheimer's Association, others. Contact: (888) 825-4545; e-mail: info@dementiacon gress.com; website: www.dementiacongress.com.

Nov. 4-8. "Public Health and Human Rights," 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association, Boston Conventions and Exhibition Center.

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